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{adj: biomedical} relating to the activities and applications of science to clinical medicine
"biomedical research laboratory"



{adj: hot} having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity
"hot fuel rods"
"a hot laboratory"

{adj: pathological, pathologic} of or relating to the practice of pathology
"pathological laboratory"

{adv: dead ahead} exactly ahead or in front
"the laboratory is dead ahead"

{n: African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis} a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals

{n: Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL} a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces

{n: Army High Performance Computing Research Center, AHPCRC} a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications; a partnership of government and university and industry

{n: Department of Defense Laboratory System, LABLINK} a defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness

{n: Kipp's apparatus} a laboratory apparatus for producing a gas (usually hydrogen sulfide) by the action of a liquid on a solid without heating

{n: Naval Research Laboratory, NRL} the United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines

{n: United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, USACIL} a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence

{n: acrylamide} a white crystalline amide of propenoic acid can damage the nervous system and is carcinogenic in laboratory animals
"they claimed that acrylamide is produced when certain carbohydrates are baked or fried at high temperatures"

{n: biology lab, biology laboratory, bio lab} a laboratory for biological research

{n: boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce} a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"

{n: budget} a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
"the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"

{n: bunsen burner, bunsen, etna} a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air

{n: chemistry lab, chemistry laboratory, chem lab} a laboratory for research in chemistry

{n: clean room, white room} a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment

{n: clinician} a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments

{n: composite material} strong lightweight material developed in the laboratory; fibers of more than one kind are bonded together chemically

{n: defense laboratory} a laboratory devoted to research and development for national defense

{n: endowment} the act of endowing with a permanent source of income
"his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"

{n: experiment, experimentation} the testing of an idea
"it was an experiment in living"
"not all experimentation is done in laboratories"

{n: field work} an investigation carried out in the field rather than in a laboratory or headquarters

{n: field} somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
"anthropologists do much of their work in the field"

{n: hemin, protohemin} a reddish-brown chloride of heme; produced from hemoglobin in laboratory tests for the presence of blood

{n: lab bench, laboratory bench} a workbench in a laboratory

{n: lab coat, laboratory coat} a light coat worn to protect clothing from substances used while working in a laboratory

{n: lab, laboratory, research lab, research laboratory, science lab, science laboratory} a workplace for the conduct of scientific research

{n: monoclonal antibody, monoclonal} any of a class of antibodies produced in the laboratory by identical offspring of a hybridoma; very specific for a particular location in the body

{n: pharmacogenetics} the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms

{n: physics lab, physics laboratory} a laboratory for research in physics

{n: planarian, planaria} free-swimming mostly freshwater flatworms; popular in laboratory studies for the ability to regenerate lost parts

{n: preclinical trial, preclinical test, preclinical phase} a laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects; conducted to gather evidence justifying a clinical trial

{n: principle of equivalence} (physics) the principle that an observer has no way of distinguishing whether his laboratory is in a uniform gravitational field or is in an accelerated frame of reference

{n: radioactive waste} useless radioactive materials that are left after some laboratory or commercial process is completed

{n: research staff} a group of associated research workers in a university or library or laboratory

{n: space station, space platform, space laboratory} a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research

{n: space} an area reserved for some particular purpose
"the laboratory's floor space"

{n: testing ground, laboratory} a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
"the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories"
"Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"

{n: testing} an examination of the characteristics of something
"there are laboratories for commercial testing"
"it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"

{n: watch glass} laboratory glassware; a shallow glass dish used as an evaporating surface or to cover a beaker

{v: express} manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
"Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"

{v: retrofit} substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones
"The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes"

{v: stain} color for microscopic study
"The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"

{v: visit, inspect} come to see in an official or professional capacity
"The governor visited the prison"
"The grant administrator visited the laboratory"


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